I am Madame Calixta Harlow Carlyle, the owner of the Shining Star Salon, the best Brothel in the Kingdom of Alhambra. However, I am also an exquisitely trained exotic prostitute. Only the wealthiest and most powerful can afford my time.
Anyway, I will never forget the first time I died. Yes, there were others. But the first time brought me to the antechamber to Heaven. What an experience it was. I learned I am a Vanquisher.
Those devious embodiments of Virtues gave me magic, sent me back to the Kingdom of Alhambra, and told me I must never sell my body again. None of those blasted virtues said it would be open season for Calixta Carlyle. All the demons from hell are looking for me. A devil of a man named Jadro wants me dead. Why? I honestly do not know. The wretched man killed all my girls in my Brothel, setting it on fire. A horrible sight when the blood of my girls flowed on the marble floors of my Brothel.
Now I am running for my life with my friends, and I found this so-called First Vanquisher, Lord Dreyden. He must train me, but I hate him.
The second time I died, my blood ran cold. Jadro must have done a lot to get me.
Lord Dreyden is a hypocrite, but I must let him train me. I want to run away. My friends keep dying, and I want to run away with the ones I have left. Oh, but where can I live with a trade of prostitute? Prostitution is the only job my society allows me to do.
Death is after me, the devil is chasing me, and I have no coin to my name. I have magic and don't know how to use it. Can life get any worse?
"I own you, Calixta, and I can make your life a lot worse," said Jadro.
Author's Note: This is a dark and sexy fantasy. The first in a series and ends on a cliffhanger. For a list of CW, please visit the author's website.